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Silk and Sage Design Studio

Husband and wife team, Katie and Brian opened Silk & Sage Design Studio in 2015 Their mission; to provide Austin area DIYers with products and tools both high quality and eco-friendly. By focusing on non-toxic and safe to use mediums for repurposing and refinishing, Silk and Sage is making efforts towards beautifying interiors without causing harm to the environment. For...

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Artisan Enhancements Retailer Spotlight on Camas Antiques

Nestled in historic downtown Camas, Washington is a 10,000 square foot antique store with a lot to offer! Camas Antiques has over 75 unique antique vendors, treasures for the home, garden and more! In addition to antiques and gifts, the selection of earth friendly art products attract a steady flow of DIYers! Store owner, JoAnn Taylor and her "partner in paint" Amanda Bachelder...

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Add Depth and Dimension to Paint Finishes with Scumble!

Applying a Scumble glaze to your cabinetry, furniture or walls adds depth, dimension and a custom look to your paint finish! Scumble is a transparent glaze-like medium that is easily tinted with Chalk Paint, mixols, or Pearl Plaster. Imagine the possibilities! Scumble eliminates the need for purchasing a new glaze for each project. With Scumble on hand, you can mix any number of...

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Fine Stone Raised Stencil with Pearl Glaze Garden Paver Tutorial

Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements is an exterior grade plaster product with added aggregate used to produce stone-like textures. In this tutorial we created a raised design on plain garden pavers using Fine Stone and a graphic flower stencil! Fine Stone adheres best to matte surfaces. Depending on your surface, you may want to apply a quick coat of matte paint as a...

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Simple DIY Plastic Flower Pot Upgrade using Fine Stone

We love sharing quick DIY projects! You won't believe how simple it is to upgrade a basic, boring plastic flower pot! Just give it a stone-like textured finish with Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements! We picked up a couple of inexpensive Petunia baskets to demonstrate this quick and easy transformation. A rubber band works great for keeping any hanging leaves or flowers out...

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French Graphic Image Transfer Sealed for Outdoor Use

We rescued this sweet vintage metal bistro chair in need of a new seat. After a little cleaning it was decided it was an ideal candidate for a unique paint finish. We decided the new plywood seat would be the perfect canvas for a beautiful image transfer of a French graphic. This project was also a great opportunity for us to...

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Enhancing the Natural Beauty of Reclaimed Aged Wood with Clear Topcoat Sealer

(Photo Credit: Studio 184) Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements is a non-toxic, exterior grade, soya based sealer. Clear Topcoat Sealer also has the ability to stand up to high heat, as well as the water resistant qualities. Due to the product's versatility, it is a popular choice for sealing various DIY and professional paint finishes. Clear Topcoat Sealer has become...

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Textured Chippy Distressed DIY Furniture Finish

Those who are familiar with our products know that Crackle Tex can not only create dramatic weathered crackled paint finishes but Crackle Tex can also give you a textured chippy finish as well! Two questions that we get asked often are, "Can you apply Crackle Tex to an unpainted wood surface?" and "Can you layer Crackle Tex finishes for a...

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Artist Angela Leachman Puts Clear Topcoat Sealer to the Ultimate Test!

When it comes to decorative painting, there are very few surfaces that are off limits as far as artist Angela Leachman of Ruston, Louisiana is concerned! Angela is well known for the vintage camp trailers that she beautifies with her unique, imaginative designs and outstanding artistic skill! She calls them her Glitzy Glampers and after having worked her magic with...

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How to Create Raised Stencil Designs With Artisan Enhancements VP Antico

Want to add some dimension and interest to your next paint project? Artisan Enhancements VP Antico gives you the ability to create raised stenciled designs with smooth or textured finishes on just about any painted surface. Once dry these designs become an extension of your piece, ready for further transformation. We have used one of our favorite stencils to create a...

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